How Tintin creator Hergé reflected the ups and downs of the 20th century | Arts | DW | 27.09.2016
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How Tintin creator Hergé reflected the ups and downs of the 20th century

Belgian cartoonist George Rémi, known as Hergé, was the creator of the famous reporter Tintin. Reflecting on the 20th century, his work is both criticized and cult. A major retrospective shows why he was a pioneer.

The Belgian cartoonist Hergé is a cult figure in Europe and around the world. His storytelling style and his illustrations influenced generations of readers and artists.

As the gallery above shows, his work reflected the values of the 20th century - and have since drawn criticism. However, the cartoonist's style also evolved over the years. His famous reporter, Tintin, certainly inspired many people to want to discover the world.  

Now a major retrospective goes through the many facets of the artist's work through interviews, writings, paintings he created and others that he collected. 

The exhibition "Hergé" opens on September 28 at the Grand Palais in Paris and will run through January 15, 2017.

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